The traditional African concept of wealth.

  • Wealth is a blessing from God
  • It is part and parcel of human existence
  • It is measured in the amount of property/wives/children one has
  • It can be individually/communally owned.
  • Wealth is acquired through hard work/inheritance/gift
  • Wealth determines ones’ social status.
  • Wealth should be used to help the needy in society.
  • There are rules governing how it is distributed.
  • Wealth is used to worship God/appease ancestors.
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